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MSNBC’s Morning Joe blasts Mike Pence and Melania Trump for boosting ‘faux outrage’ over Barron reference at impeachment

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump for boosting “faux outrage” over the mention of Barron Trump during an impeachment hearing.

Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan invoked the first name of President Donald Trump’s 13-year-old son to make a pun to illustrate the difference between democratic government and aristocratic titles, and Pence and the first lady publicly complained.

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“There’s only one person that should be ashamed, Mike Pence,” Scarborough said. “Oh my god.”

The Trump re-election campaign also released a statement denouncing the reference, for which Kaplan apologized, and the “Morning Joe” host accused Pence and Melania Trump of hypocrisy.

“By the way, Melania Trump, I’m still waiting for her to ask her husband to apologize for face-shaming my wife, lying about my wife, saying that she was bleeding badly from a facelift, taking a personal conversation, a private conversation and she never — never did anything,” Scarbough said. “I think she actually attacked Mika, and for her husband lying and face-shaming and talking about, you know, seriously this is — these people have no — think about all the people that Donald Trump has attacked viciously and Melania Trump has quietly sat by and said nothing.”

Scarborough agreed that Karlan had made an error in judgment in bringing up the name of a minor child in a political attack on the president, but he said Trump had repeatedly done far worse.

“There are was a word play, she shouldn’t have done it — just stay away,” he said. “But at the same time, the faux outrage coming from people who — I mean, the guy has basically called me a murderer. I didn’t hear Melania say, ‘don’t do that.'”

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Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks — and then banned the safety gear

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A Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks -- and banned the safety gear from his office -- even as the southern US state has hit record daily coronavirus death tolls.

Sheriff Billy Woods, of central Florida's Marion County, emailed deputies Tuesday to tell them of the new mask prohibition, according to local paper the Ocala Star Banner, citing the message.

"My order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn," the email read.

The sheriff allowed for certain exceptions, including for officers who work in prisons, schools, hospitals or with people suspected of being infected with the virus.

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Fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes

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A fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes on Wednesday as firefighters battled the flames that had burned 10,000 acres by early evening, authorities said.

The Lake Fire erupted at around 3:30 pm (2230 GMT) near Lake Hughes, about a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles.

Rapidly-spreading flames had scorched some 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares) within a little more than three hours, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

"Multiple agencies are battling a brush fire near the Lake Hughes area in the Angeles National Forest," the department said in a tweet.

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‘Trump should know how to be in public with a woman who publicly humiliated him’: Trevor Noah jokes

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"The Daily Show's" Trevor Noah couldn't help but notice President Donald Trump's confusion during the Q&A of his daily coronavirus press briefing. Trump was asked about Vice President Joe Biden's pick as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. In his attacks on Harris, Trump seemed to be spending more time defending Biden than he did attacking him.

Trump claimed the reason he was surprised Biden picked Harris is that she was "very very nasty to Joe Biden," he said she was "probably nastier even than Pocahontas," his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). "She was very disrespectful to Joe Biden."

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